We have been working with M&S, Next, Pentland Brands and Sainsbury’s to develop a new responsible sourcing app, Everyone's Business.
The simple smartphone app prompts users – those visiting supplier sites regularly, such as merchandisers, quality managers and buyers – to spot the signs of potential ethical trade issues when they’re out visiting sites. Users’ observations are captured within the app, which are then sent to the their ethical trade team, who can use this information to take action, manage risks and inform decision making.
Whilst there are dedicated in-house teams devoted to helping suppliers provide decent working conditions and respect human rights, technical and commercial staff visit these suppliers’ sites more frequently. As such, they are in a position to help identify where there may be issues, and engage with suppliers.
Everyone’s Business helps to reinforce training on responsible sourcing, and equips all staff who visit sites with the tools to contribute to the brands’ sustainability agenda.
To find out more about the app, please contact Will Pickett.